Aug. 22, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Princeton Review released its annual list of college rankings on Tuesday, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point was tabbed No.1 in the “Best Athletic Facilities” category.
The rankings are part of the 2013 edition of “The Best 377 College,” the Princeton Review’s annual book touting the top schools in the nation. The publication includes 62 lists based on surveys of 122,000 students conducted during the 2011-12 academic year. The survey included 80 questions that covered topics such as academics, administration, campus life and the student body.
The Army Athletic Association has made a number of additions and improvements to its athletic facilities in recent years, including the construction of the Foley Center, the Kimsey Athletic Center and Randall Hall. In addition, Michie Stadium, consistently ranked among the top college football venues in the nation, has undergone improvements such as the addition of a state-of-the-art HD video board and new concourse signage.
Army sponsors 25 sports, each of which has its home facility at West Point. The ranking also includes Army’s modern athletic training facilities and the O’Meara, Malek, Dawkins, Class of 1959 Strength Development Center.
West Point also took high marks, earning the top spot on the “Most Accessible Professors” list and the No. 2 position on the “Best College Library” list.